GPSTravelMaps.com was established in 2006. The initial concept came earlier, though, when Aaron, the company founder, was traveling through Central America. During the course of the trips, it became apparent that the GPS device that he was using was nice to have in order to see the coordinates of where he was at and to get a vague concept of where he was in relation to roads, cities, ruins, and geocaches. However, the base-map inside the GPS was essentially worthless. After returning from that trip, Aaron moved to Cape Town, South Africa where once again the map inside the unit was nothing more than a beige background. He began tinkering with different GIS data and developed a local scale map of Cape Town for his own use. After some testing and extensive on-the-ground use of this map, he offered it to others online to gauge the demand for such a product. In January 2007, GPSTravelMaps.com opened the website with corresponding web-store to offer these maps for other travelers to use while visiting a particular place. The demand has been high, with the website expanding its map selection and an ever increasing number of GPS users (+27,000) who have found the detail of the maps offered on GPSTravelMaps.com to be of exceptional value for their own travels.
GPSTravelMaps.com is an authorized licensee of Kaart Data, offering map data for many parts of the world. Kaart Data specializes in creating and maintaining map data for countries traditionally not mapped by the larger corporations, such as Central America and the Caribbean. Kaart Data maintains a network of travelers and local residents in many of the countries that assist us to understand the changing conditions of the roads and improve upon point of interest locations. GPSTravelMaps.com staff have also traveled extensively through most of Central America and many of the islands in the Caribbean to assist in the verification of map accuracy and to establish relationships with locals contributing to and utilizing OpenStreetMap.org and data provided by their contributors. Through these means, GPSTravelMaps.com provides the best GPS maps and selection available in the marketplace today.
GPSTravelMaps.com is based in Grand Junction, Colorado nestled in a valley surrounded by high mountain peaks, national parks, forests and an assortment of world-class recreation activities. Kaart Group, LLC is the parent company of GPSTravelMaps.com.